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Methow Arts: 6th Graders Make Tracks with Ekphrastic Writing

January 2015


By Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director – Methow Arts Alliance If you’ve ever read an essay inspired by a painting, or listened to a song prompted by a poem, or watched a dance influenced by a sculpture, then you’ve experienced ekphrasis. Ekphrasis is the practice of exploring a piece of art through the lens of a different medium, to… [Read More]

Rip Rap ’15 – A Public Art Project


INVITING LOCAL ARTISTS. BUILDING COMMUNITY. CALL TO ARTISTS! DEADLINE: January 9th SELECTION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan 19th INSTALLATION: Summer 2015 APPLICATION PDF CLICK HERE PROJECT DESCRIPTION Methow Arts Alliance and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) cordially invite applications from local artists* to submit proposals for site-specific outdoor public artwork for Rip Rap ’15, a public… [Read More]

Okanogan Fourth Graders Integrate Visual Arts with Salmon Studies

Winter 2013


Fourth graders at Virginia Grainger Elementary School in Okanogan integrated biology and ecology with the traditional art of block printing in a Methow Arts Education residency. Teachers incorporated the visual arts component into their regular Salmon Studies unit, which centers around the life cycle of salmon and an understanding of riparian ecosystems. Methow Valley printmakers… [Read More]

Methow Arts: Fifth Grade Students Explore Ekphrastic Writing

December 2014

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By Ashley Lodato, Arts Education Director – Methow Arts Alliance “Ekphrasis” doesn’t roll easily off the tongue, but it defines a method of exploring art that comes easily to students, once they understand the concept. The goal of ekphrasis–writing about art–is to make the reader envision the piece of art as if he were actually seeing… [Read More]

Shop Local: 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Holidays 2014

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Methow Arts Gift Idea: Methow Arts Dollars. Good for anything Methow Arts: Tickets, tee-shirts, concessions, you name it. Choose from 10 ridiculously artsy designs, perfect for that under-filled (or overfilled!) stocking. Cost: $20 per gift card Where to find: Any Methow Arts event, contact us by phone or email or stop in the office in… [Read More]

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